At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, business continuity experts discuss ways to develop a balanced scorecard, the benefits of using a standards-based approach (ISO 31000) and a common pitfall: analysis paralysis.
At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, business continuity experts discuss the importance of setting exercise objectives and the need to view exercises as a training and awareness tool -- not a test that is passed or failed.
At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, business continuity experts discuss the importance of realistic exercises -- test the plan, don't plan to test -- and the need for a follow-up to review and act on the exercise results and feedback.
A recent study found reputational risks to be the second-biggest driver for business continuity management (BCM) programs. At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, seven business continuity experts discuss reputational risks, how they can be addresses and the role that role social media plays.
Surveillance footage taken at the Walgreens on Government St. at the loop in Mobile, Alabama shows the powerful winds from the Christmas Day tornado wreaking havoc both outside and inside the store. The storm that spawned this tornado is now dumping snow on the Northeast.
The 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, running April 22-24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies, products and services--plus a special evening reception at the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is truly the industry's leading gathering of subject-matter experts.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall early Tuesday and will produce very heavy rains and high winds as it moves across the Northern Mid-Atlantic and inland, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Pereira. The storm has already wreaked havoc in the Caribbean.
In October we launch Continuity Insights New York, a business continuity conference designed to bring together the brightest minds in the northeast for two days of innovative and practical business continuity discussions. Sessions are delivered by seasoned professionals from leading organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and officials.
After a close call with an EF3 tornado, two women with no experience in emergency management dedicated their lives to improving community-powered disaster recovery. The web tools they developed are now being used to empower local officials and residents to more efficiently coordinate disaster response.
Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fire on others near the Empire State Building. The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The NOAA has increased its prediction for the number of named storms expected this hurricane season, two or three of which are expected to be Category 3 or higher. These numbers are in line with averages from the the busy hurricane period of 1995-2011.
The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit helps the state of Texas better prepare for and respond to pandemics by allowing officials to run simulations and come up with strategies to effectively stockpile and deploy resources. The deployment of antiviral medications, vaccines and public health announcments are modeled to determine the most effective strategy.
This graphic, DHS-funded video was designed to help Houston residents prepare for active shooter events by detailing the three options available if one is caught the crossfire.
At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Mike Keating, VP of BCM at Reinsurance Group of America, explains that the value of ISO 22301 for his organization is not in certification but in the common language it provides business continuity professionals around the world. ICOR's Lynnda Nelson compares BS 25999 to ISO 22301, highlighting the changes to terminology such as MTPoD.
This footage, taken by Regions Financial Corporation, is part of Continuity Insights' July 2011 cover story: Powerless ... But Still In Business — How a focus on employee safety and customer service helped two companies recover after tornadoes devastated northern Alabama.
Over the past ten years, the events of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and other major disasters have had a huge effect on the way businesses approach business continuity. Experts from Microsoft, Goodyear, Avaluation, BC Management, Reinsurance Group of America and the Emergency Mangament Academy talk about what they think are the most significant changes.